He was then cast in the miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) as Herbert Sobel.
After the series finale of Friends in 2004, Schwimmer was cast as the title character in the 2005 drama Duane Hopwood.
Schwimmer later gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995.
His first leading film role was in The Pallbearer (1996), followed by roles in Kissing a Fool (1998), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), Apt Pupil, and Picking Up the Pieces (both 2000).
In 2006, he made his Broadway debut in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.
Schwimmer made his West End stage debut in the leading role in Some Girl(s) in 2005.
he had a supporting role as a school guidance counselor.
"I was scared of the part", Schwimmer said, "but I wanted to be part of the movie".
may have been the ridiculous fact that Friends favourite David Schwimmer plays the hard and cruel Captain Herbert Sobel.
The only thing believable about Schwimmer's acting is when he cowers in the face of true battle.
The following year, he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in the 2008 production Fault Lines.